The "25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime"? A list was published last month by House Beautiful. They included the Louvre in Paris and the Met in New York. Unfortunately, they overlooked us.
We understand. We were closed for all of last year. Many people missed us.
There's good news, however. We're still here!
How did we do that? We pulled out all the stops. Our members responded generously, our volunteers pitched in, we reduced our costs to a minimum, we used up our accumulated investment income, and we received a foundation grant for operations. Thank you – all – for supporting our Kittery Museum.
Still, this year, we face the uncertainty of re-opening and we have fewer operating resources. Well, almost. We are a society where membership makes a difference. Your contributions were essential last year, and can be again. Remember that members receive a handful of benefits, like free admission. Most important, by becoming a member, you are joining a group of people who are fascinated by Kittery and its history.
Every member – new or renewing – will receive a token of appreciation. It's something entirely new, to indicate your membership in the Society.
(Hint: it looks good on a car window.)
In addition, we are offering two special "thank you" gifts:
Thank you for supporting our Society and its Museum. If you have questions or suggestions, please tell me. We look forward to serving you as a member – and seeing you at the Museum – in the coming year.
Bob Gray, President
Kittery Historical & Naval Society
PS: We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, devoted to the study of local history. We are not affiliated with or funded by the Town of Kittery, and we are not the U.S. Navy museum. We operate on admission fees, memberships, and donations. We hope you will join us today! Simply return our membership form with your check, or use a credit card here on the website.